Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community: Corpus Christi

Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community: Corpus Christi

Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community: Corpus Christi

We hope you find these Prayers of the Faithful from the weekend’s Masses to be helpful in your own prayer life – to consider, reflect and talk about with God.
Prayers of the Faithful – Corpus Christi June 17-18, 2022

God, we come, today and every day, as guests of Christ our Brother, Host, and Savior. We come, now, with these needs and hopes in our hearts as we pray:

Jesus, many of us often come to your table. Let it be for us, not routine, but a deeply felt desire to join you and our sisters and brothers as your people, seeking to follow your way. You are our Host. May we welcome in love everyone you invite to your table. We pray to the Lord.

Today is Father’s Day and we pray for those who are our Fathers. Bless them with the graces and helps they need in this life. Give us words to speak to them our love. Grant healing and forgiveness where this is needed. Enfold in your love our fathers and fatherly folk who have died. Console those who are grieving the loss of a person who has been a father to them. We pray to the Lord.

God this month we also seek blessing for our LGBTQ siblings, people who have often suffered and been misunderstood even and especially by your church. Guide and protect those young people who are discovering who you created them to be. Let our parish be a community which welcomes them as you do. We pray to the Lord.

With St. Francis we pray that where there is injury, we may bring healing, where there is ignorance and fear, we may bring truth, light, and hope; where there is resentment and anger, we may bring love. We pray to the Lord.

Keep Pope Francis and all leaders of communities of faith close to your heart. Guide and protect them. We pray to the Lord.

For those for whom summer brings more work than relaxation: farm workers and migrant pickers, restaurant and hospitality workers, contractors and road work crews, those entertaining family and friends who are visiting. We pray to the Lord.

That our beloved dead, who have gathered at your Table here, may now be enjoying the heavenly feast with all the saints. At this liturgy we especially remember:
4:30 PM Jim Curran
7:30 AM Valerie Ingalls McKague and For the People of the Parish both Living & Deceased
9:30 AM Jimmy & Kay Nappi
5:00 PM Berlin & Alex Castillo
We pray to the Lord.

Nourishing God, you promise that nothing is lacking to those who love you. Multiply your blessings among us for our good and your glory. Yours be the praise and the glory through Jesus Christ, for ever and ever. Amen.

Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community: Trinity Sunday

Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community: Trinity Sunday

Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community: Trinity Sunday

Thank you for your positive response to finding these intentions online after the weekend’s Masses. We hope you find them helpful in your own reflections, prayers, and conversations with God. Following are the Prayers of the Faithful from Trinity Sunday, June 11-12, 2022:

On this Trinity Sunday, we praise you as a God of relationships. Through the gift of your Holy Spirit we are gathered here today; we pray for ourselves and all people.

That the people you draw to the Church and to this parish experience the unifying love of God, we pray to the Lord.

That the governments and economic powers of this world turn from war and greed, and instead work to establish peace and justice and take important steps to safeguard the health of our planet, we pray to the Lord.

This weekend, people, including some from our parish, marched in Portland as a protest against the violence in our country. God inspire us to speak out that we may be delivered from this evil and innocent people be spared, we pray to the Lord.

For the homeless and hungry, the sick and the dying for those who are afraid for their safety or their ability to pay their bills, may they receive consolation from God and help from people around them, we pray to the Lord.

We celebrate Flag Day this Tuesday. May our flag be seen and used as a symbol of welcome and refuge, of the equality of all, and not be used as a badge of fear, hatred or discrimination, we pray to the Lord.

Lord, you have entrusted the care of this world into our hands. Save us from the belief that there is nothing we can do to make things better, for that is a betrayal of you, we pray to the Lord.

For those who have died, that they share in the glory of God even now. At this liturgy we especially remember:

4:30 PM  Robert S. Banks, Jr. 

7:30 AM  Raymond Thibodeau, Jr. 

9:30 AM Peter Westort

5:00 PM James Spizuoco & For All The Parishioners of the Parish both Living & Deceased

We pray to the Lord.

Lord God, in your compassion, hear our prayers. Let the love with unites the Persons of the Trinity shape our lives and the lives of all people. We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord. Amen.

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Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community: Pentecost

Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community: Pentecost

Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community: Pentecost

Each week we share the Prayers of the Faithful from the weekend Masses. We hope you’ll find these intentions to be helpful as you consider your own reflections, prayers, and conversations with God. Below you’ll find the Prayers of the Faithful for Pentecost June 4-5, 2022.

On that first Pentecost, about 120 disciples of Jesus were touched by the Spirit. Today that same Spirit seeks to guide countless communities and people of faith. In that Sprit we are gathered today and pray:

For a healing of, and end to, divisions in the Body of Christ – locally and worldwide. St. Paul teaches there should be no division, that the members who seem weaker are indispensable and all members of the Body should have equal concern for each other. That we may live this way, we pray to the Lord.

Ministry – ordained and other – is for the purpose of equipping all believers for worship and for carrying on the mission of Christ, a work which is entrusted to the whole People of God. We pray that we recognize the gifts of all, men and women, and see our responsibility for the worship and work of our parish community, we pray to the Lord.

For the gift of the Spirit to all who are preparing to give birth to new ideas and ways of being, for comfort to those who are apprehensive, confidence for those preparing for change, and trust in your guidance, we pray to the Lord.

For the gift of wisdom and insight for those making major decisions, that they may be able to see the direction of the Holy Spirit in these decisions, we pray to the Lord.

That the Holy Spirit deepen our faith in the God who is creating us and in Jesus who saves us and invites us on the path of life; root us in the truth, protect us from the temptations of our time, and show us ways to make our world a better, happier and more just place, we pray to the Lord.

For a Spirit-led sense of unity and common purpose in our parish and in the wider Church; as we have received faith through other people, give us words and actions that will help others to believe in you, we pray to the Lord.

That the Spirit protect all those in need today, especially innocent victims, and that, led by the Spirit, we may seek unity with our brothers and sisters in other faith communities, for this is the prayer of the Risen Christ, we pray to the Lord.

That those who have died know the fullness of life promised by Jesus. At this liturgy we especially remember
4:30 PM St. Pius X Robert & Marie O’Connell
7:30 AM St. Joseph For the People of the Parish both Living & Deceased
9:30 AM St. Pius X Dominic Aceto
5:00 PM St. Joseph Jody Rafferty Nappi

We pray to the Lord.

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful people and kindle in us your love. Send forth your Spirit to re-create us and renew the face of the earth. We make this prayer through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community: 7th Sunday of Easter

Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community: 7th Sunday of Easter

Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community: 7th Sunday of Easter

Each week, we share the Prayers of the Faithful from the weekend. You may find these intentions to be a helpful way to guide your own reflections, prayers, and conversations with God. Below you’ll find the Prayers of the Faithful from the 7th Sunday of Easter, May 28-29, 2022.

We ask you, God, to hear our prayers, especially those silent ones. But we also present before you now these we have put into words.

God, in our land it is Memorial Day on Monday. We ask you to embrace those who set aside their lives to serve their country and those who gave even their lives, also those whose bodily or psychological health has been damaged. We asked too, that we honor them by a commitment to put aside war and violence as a way to settle disputes, free even our hearts and minds from violence or vengeance, we pray to the Lord.

We pray for good people to serve our parish as members of the Pastoral and Finance Councils, we pray to the Lord.

Bless our young people as they graduate from high school and move on from primary school. Walk with them as they continue to discover the gifts you have given them, we pray to the Lord.

For our parish and church that we reflect Jesus’ original program: “inclusion, non-violence, unconditional loving kindness and compassionate acceptance” – to and for all people, we pray to the Lord.

For those who are ill, particularly children and those with difficult diagnoses, we commend them to you, God though the intercession of Fr. Sebastian Rale, SJ, your friend, we pray to the Lord.

For all those who have died. At this liturgy we especially entrust to you:
4:30 PM John Decoste
7:00 AM Harold Yerxa
8:00 AM Nancy Cyr Farrington
9:00 AM For the People of the Parish both Living & Deceased
10:00 AM Joe Reali
5:00 PM John Finn
We pray to the Lord.

God, who are both Father and Mother to us, as Jesus your Son prayed for us, so we pray for one another. Let your love sustain us this day and every day so that we will be one with you and Jesus and rejoice in you for ever and ever. Amen.

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Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community: 6th Sunday of Easter

Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community: 6th Sunday of Easter

Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community: 6th Sunday of Easter

Each week, we share the Prayers of the Faithful from the weekend, You may find this to be a helpful way to guide your own reflection, prayers, and conversations with God. Below you’ll find the Prayers of the Faithful from the 6th Sunday of Easter, May 21-22, 2022:
God, Jesus, your Son, promised us the gift of His Peace. That does not mean everything is easy, so we come in prayer for help and for the gift of that peace for ourselves and our brothers and sisters.

That the members of the Church, especially Bryan and Ali and those initiated at Easter, will receive the power of God in living their Christian faith, we pray to the Lord.

For our faith community that we may respond boldly to the Holy Spirit’s call to act in solidarity with our global community to end violence in our world, protect those most vulnerable and in need, and that we be a community which welcomes all people and peoples, and sees every human being as a child of God, we pray to the Lord.

That good candidates step forward to serve on our parish Pastoral and Finance Councils and may those chosen act with wisdom, faith, and courage, we pray to the Lord.

This week is the anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si’” in which the Pope says the environment is an issue of faith and it is our responsibility to care for the natural world and reduce wastefulness in our lives and in our parish. Let us be open to this call of the Spirit, we pray to the Lord.

In this month of Mental Health Awareness we pray for those who struggle to face the world. Let us grow in understanding and compassion and work to remove any stigma for those who have mental illness in any form, we pray to the Lord.

We pray for the late Msgr Peter Flanagan, founding pastor at St. Pius, on this, the 85th anniversary of his ordination. May he know the reward of his labors in God’s presence. We pray to the Lord.

For those who have died, that they live forever in Christ’s love. At this liturgy we especially remember:
4:30 PM James & Dorothy Hayes

7:00 AM For the People of the Parish both Living & Deceased, and Lew Richards

8:00 AM Julie Ann Burns

9:00 AM William & Michael Jennings

10:00 AM Living Intention for Elizabeth and Doug Aloff & Families

5:00 PM Barbara F. Nisbet
We pray to the Lord.

You have revealed your compassion to us in the risen Lord. Give answer to our prayers, so that we may love one another as Christ has loved us and praise your name for ever and ever. Amen.

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Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community: 5th Sunday of Easter

Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community: 5th Sunday of Easter

Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community: 5th Sunday of Easter

Each week, we’ll share the Prayers of the Faithtful from the weekend. You may find this to be a helpful way to guide your own reflections, prayers, and conversations with God. Below you will find the Prayers of the Faithful for the 5th Sunday of Easter, May 14-15, 2022.

Let us pray that the blessings of the resurrection and gifts of the Holy Spirit will bear fruit in our world through the witness of the Church and these, our prayers:

For all ministers of the church, those who are ordained and those who are not, that they live in Christ’s love and are signs of that love to the world, we pray to the Lord.

For our young people who will be Confirmed and receive First Eucharist this weekend, that these sacraments, promises of God’s presence to them, will draw them and their families deeper into Christ’s community of love, we pray to the Lord.

In thanksgiving for those children we are baptizing this Easter season and for all those who are being drawn to our parish and its mission, we pray to the Lord.

For the people of Ukraine, Yemen and other areas of violence in our world and all places where human rights are violated, for the gifts of peace, justice for them and the support of people of goodwill throughout the world, we pray to the Lord.

Pope Francis has said “our common home is truly in danger.” He is joined by other church leaders and scientists. Our two Senators hold key positions in determining government action to respond to this danger, especially in limiting carbon emissions. May they be leaders of courage, we pray to the Lord.

For families and individuals struggling because of high prices and high energy costs. May we understand why this is so and not be misled, and may we help and serve one another in times of difficulty, we pray to the Lord.

That good candidates step forward to serve on our parish Pastoral and Finance Councils and may those chosen act with wisdom, faith and courage, we pray to the Lord.

For those who have died, that they live forever in Christ’s love. At this liturgy we especially remember:
4:30 PM Janet Aceto Shannon
7:00 AM Marito Guinoo
8:00 AM Emma Fournier
9:00 AM Emerich & Mary Paul
10:00 AM Heidi Foster
5PM For all Members of the Parish, Living and Deceased.
We pray to the Lord

You have revealed your compassion to us in the risen Lord. Give answer to our prayers, so that we may love one another as Christ has loved us and praise your name for ever and ever. Amen.

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